Sleeping in the foetal position could make your period more bearable 3 years ago

Sleeping in the foetal position could make your period more bearable

There is nothing worse than tossing and turning in bed because it's "that time of the month".

We've all been there, your menstrual cycle has you up all night and going to the fridge to binge eat at 2am is your only option.


So, you can only imagine how excited we were to finally hear a cure that will have us sleeping soundly from now on. The foetal position.

Glamour magazine spoke to women's health expert Lisa Lindley, who said that going foetal could be the end to our period sleeping woes.

"Sleeping in the foetal position takes pressure off the abdominal muscles, as it causes the skeletal muscles around your abdomen to relax," she said.

"Therefore the less pressure on your abdominal muscles, the less overall tension, the less pain and most importantly the fewer cramps."


And there's more too - another bonus to sleeping in this position during your period is that you're less likely to have stained sheets and leakages, as your legs are pressed together.

On the other hand, one position that is recommended to avoid during your visit from Aunt Flo, is sleeping on your stomach as this presses on your uterus, increasing your chances of leaks.


Similarly, showering before bed, using lavender products, or sleeping with a heat pad have all been proven to help ease the pain of periods and help you get a good night's sleep.

We'll try anything at this point.